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Poster: LordOfTheExacto Date: Dec 12, 2007 7:15am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Christmas movies

I've been taking shameless advantage of the embedding feature here to post movies on my blog, along with commentaries. (I always wanted to be Robert Osborn, but the job was already taken.) :)

So far I've put up Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (Gawd help us!), Beyond Tomorrow, and Son of the Navy, which is Christmassy only by virtue of taking place at that season. I'm planning to put up Scrooge and that one with Jimmy Durante and the squirrel, probably in the next couple of days. Can anyone recommend any others that take place around Christmas? They don't have to be overtly holiday-related; some of the best ones aren't.

Thanks!

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Poster: Edsel Date: Dec 13, 2007 10:52am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Christmas movies

One of my favorites is "We're No Angels"
Humphrey Bogart
Aldo Ray
Peter Ustinov
For a cynical old fa*t like myself to even have a favorite Christmas movie should speak well of this one.

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Poster: rq52 Date: Dec 13, 2007 4:30pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Christmas movies

I really enjoy this film about three escapees from Devil'd Island who try to bring Christmas in a special way to a family (I won't give away the ending). This film,unfortunately is not part of IA film library. I hope it will be soon. Question: Last year, you had Alastair
Sims interp of Scrooge on IA but no longer, what happened?






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Poster: Edsel Date: Dec 13, 2007 5:14pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Christmas movies

Sorry, wasn't me.

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Poster: flapfrog Date: Dec 14, 2007 6:05pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Christmas movies

can i post fred claus 2007 dvd rip?

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Poster: LordOfTheExacto Date: Dec 14, 2007 10:10pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Christmas movies

No, I think that would be a bad idea. I have trouble believing a 2007 release is public domain. :) Which is why I can't take up "We're no Angels" either, Edsel. But for what it's worth, I loved that one, too.

Rq52, the Sim version of Scrooge was removed for copyright issues, IIRC. But the 1935 version is in the Archive, and it's a lot better, to my mind. The acting is a little dated (it wasn't all that far into the talkie era), but it's a lot truer to the book than any other remake I've seen.

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Poster: bhicks0 Date: Dec 13, 2007 9:21am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Christmas movies

"Machiste in Hell" has a Christmas connection. I don't want to give away too much of the ending, but Christmas is central to the end of the movie.

http://www.archive.org/details/MacisteInHell

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Poster: LordOfTheExacto Date: Dec 13, 2007 10:46am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Christmas movies

Boy, that one sounds heavy. I'll have to watch some of it when I get a spare moment. From reading the reviews, I don't see the Christmas tie-in, but I'll have to check it out.

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Poster: Plan 9 Date: Dec 13, 2007 4:05am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Christmas movies

How about Christmas cartoons?
http://www.archive.org/details/ChristmasCartoonChest

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Poster: LordOfTheExacto Date: Dec 13, 2007 8:07am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Christmas movies

Cool! That'll be perfect for a Saturday morning! Thanks!